Experience A Natural Wonder: Flaming Mountain

by Nurana Hasanova
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  • Location
    Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Duration
    1h 30m
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • Русский (Russian)


Let`s explore the mysterious hillside with a continuously burning natural fire! In the 13th century, when Marco Polo visited the Baku city, he mentioned numerous mysterious flames that could be found all over the region at various places of the Abşeron Peninsula. These fires gave Azerbaijan the moniker “Land of Fire.” Even five centuries after Marco Polo, French writer Alexandre Dumas witnessed natural flames in a mysterious fire temple.

If you imagine the mountains of the North Caucasus in the guise of warriors lined up from the Black Sea to the Caspian, then YANARDAG (Azerbaijan. BURNING MOUNTAIN) is the closing, carrying a burning torch. The Great North Caucasian Ridge ends with a mountain, from the foot of which a pure flame bursts out, which is symbolized by God himself. There were dozens of such burning plots of land on Absheron at one time. In the place of the largest accumulation of these natural fires, a Temple of Fire Worshippers was founded before our era. And the Turks gave Absheron the toponym “Odlar Yurdu” (The Land of Lights). The fact is that under the ground of the peninsula everything is oversaturated with hydrocarbons

There is only one burning place left, the surroundings of which have not become an oil field – Yanardag Mountain. There is a gas sinus under the mountain. Below it is the oil sinus, from which oil vapors constantly seep into the gas.

What will you see on this 1 hour live virtual experience? 

-  Watch the fire flaming more than 1000 years,

-  Visit the Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors - The modern installation by the famous Azerbaijani artist Huseyn Hagverdiyev entitled "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" forms a vital part of the exposition at the museum.

- visit The Yanardagh muesum - In addition to traditional museum exhibits, you can see 3D models, video installations and videos of some natural monuments in the modern indoor museum of Yanar Dag.

- Visit the Miracle of light and shadows - During the "Light and Shadow" game in the museum, anyone passing in front of the wall can see their reflection in the form of tongues of flame.


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